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Podcast Episode 41 – Show Update and the Module Dependency Fiasco

DominoesLast time, I was looking for some feedback about how this show should go in the future (and if it should go on at all). You guys responded and I talk about that response and what to expect from me in the future. I also start talking about the left-pad NPM module that “broke the Internet” and a blog post I found about it. Then, I get a little worked up about it and go on a little rant of my own 😉


Links Mentioned in this Show:
Haney – Have We Forgotten How to Program?
Azer – I’ve Just Liberated My Modules
Kik – A Discussion About the Breaking of the Internet

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Thanks to all the people who listen, and a special thanks to those who have rated me. I really appreciate it.

The episodes have been archived. Click Here to see the archive page.

Podcast Episode 40 – whoami, an identity crisis

In this episode, I come back from my almost seven month hiatus to wonder about what this podcast should be and if I am putting out the kind of content that my audience and the audience at large is looking to hear. I talk about my original plans for the show, what I see in the podcasting space as a whole, and where I could go in the future. In the end, though, I am looking for feedback.

Leave a comment or tweet me @PeteOnSoftware and let me know. Should I:

  • Keep it up
  • Change it up (become more narrowly focused… if so, on what)
  • Give it up

Links Mentioned in this Show:

Gimlet Media

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Thanks to all the people who listen, and a special thanks to those who have rated me. I really appreciate it.

The episodes have been archived. Click Here to see the archive page.

Podcast Episode 39 – Warren Buffett’s 25 and 5 Rule w/ bonus Amazon Underground Discussion

Warren Buffett, By USA International Trade Administration (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLKDFhCjaY4) [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsToday, I heard about Warren Buffett’s “Two List Strategy”, also known as the “25 and 5 Rule”. I don’t know if the story is apocryphal or real, but I think the lesson is just as valid. When I got to my picks of the week, the first one went the normal way. But then I started talking about Amazon Underground and apparently I hit a hot button with myself. I ended up talking about Amazon Underground for about as long as Warren Buffett’s strategy. We go where the muse goes 😉


Links Mentioned in this Show:
Warren Buffett’s Two List Strategy
David Smith’s Twitter
Do Not Let Your Users See Spinners
Amazon Underground

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Thanks to all the people who listen, and a special thanks to those who have rated me. I really appreciate it.

The episodes have been archived. Click Here to see the archive page.

Podcast Episode 38 – A Stream of Consciousness Rant: The Development Community

A StreamIt has been a little while since I posted a new episode, so when inspiration struck me while waiting in the car, I didn’t pass up the opportunity to record Episode 38. I used my phone as a voice recorder and shared a kind of stream-of-consciousness rant. Some things had really piled up on me recently, not the least of which was my disgust with much of the development community at large. Major targets of my focus include judgement of new developers, judgement of people by their technology of choice, my dislike of “Why I’m Leaving X” posts, and how being yourself doesn’t mean that you need to be a douche when interacting with others.


Links Mentioned in this Show:
21 Management Things I Learned at Imgur
Asciinema.org

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Thanks to all the people who listen, and a special thanks to those who have rated me. I really appreciate it.

The episodes have been archived. Click Here to see the archive page.

Podcast Episode 37 – On Remote Working

Remote WorkerEarlier this month, I saw a tweet that kind of got me fired up. It was pushing the same tired arguments about why companies that don’t allow remote working are backwards and dumb. Everyone knows the benefits for the developer in a remote working situation and most people know how having a distributed force can help the company. But, can you turn around and see things from the point of view of companies that don’t allow remote workers? In this podcast, I do just that.

Links Mentioned in this Show:

The tweet that got me started

Andy Adams in Episode 32

Hanselman’s Latest Remote Working Post

What to do when you’re the dumbest person in the room

You can also subscribe to the podcast at any of these places:
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Thanks to all the people who listen, and a special thanks to those who have rated me. I really appreciate it.

The episodes have been archived. Click Here to see the archive page.

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